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Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale.

August 29, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


Netflix adds 17 TV show seasons this fall

TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?

August 28, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | Hot Topics


Video: Grandpa builds homemade hovercraft for kids

An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.

August 28, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S.

Looks like American girls are better off in the North.

August 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


14 best-ever ideas for busy parents

When the new school year kicks life into high gear, it's important to remember this: Do not bang your head against the wall or yearn to burrow yourself into a deep hole. Balancing work, school and activities with an organized, well-oiled household is feasible.

August 25, 2014 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 things you're not doing that could add up to big savings

Stress and worry over financial issues can cause a lot of problems within the family. Regardless of your financial situation, simply being aware of your money can add a measure of self-control to your life that is priceless. One common theme in most attempts to save money is an element of patience. Challenge yourself to employ these techniques and watch as you become more patient and your finances become more manageable.

August 18, 2014 | Deborah Goodman FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Compelling 'The Giver' will probably leave you wanting more

"The Giver" is the kind of movie that can inspire you and drive you crazy at the same time. It delivers a powerful message about the value of free will and the joys of living, yet at the same time it leaves enough open endings to undermine and distract from the resonance of its message.

August 18, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Hot Topics


3 romantic comedies anyone will like

Last week, I wrote about action films that have something for everyone. This week, the focus shifts to romantic comedies that have a little something for every taste.

August 14, 2014 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Hot Topics


Picture of Luke Skywalker on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' set

TATOOINE - Everyone is hyped for "Star Wars: Episode VII" even though it's still over a year away from hitting theaters. With the excitement everyone is always scouring the Internet searching for any news, pictures or rumors and we're no different.

August 14, 2014 | John Clyde Ok.com | Hot Topics


'Shark Week' 2014 features more technology, gadgetry and big great whites

Dickie Chivell doesn't have a lot of fear when it comes to sharks. But he did have a theory, which is why he ended up on a flimsy-looking homemade decoy while multiple great white sharks swam below him.

August 11, 2014 | Aaron Shill Deseret News | Hot Topics


Under Armour praised for female-focused ad campaign

Athletic apparel company Under Armour is looking to tap the large female market with the unveiling of its new ad campaign, and the Internet is enthusiastic.

August 11, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Healthy lunches may be winning over students

A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.

August 11, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Hot Topics


Your Kid’s $30,000 Summer Job

If your child worked her or his first official job this summer, she or he might feel flushed in cash. After all, a three-figure weekly paycheck is a lot more compared to what can be gained from an occasional babysitting job or a birthday envelope from Grandma.

August 11, 2014 | Don Milne FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Book review: 'Becoming Lady Lockwood' is a twist on a Regency love story

"BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD," by Jennifer Moore, Covenant Communications, $14.99, 199 pages (f)

August 03, 2014 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Jennifer Lawrence makes first appearance in new 'Mockingjay' trailer

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is featured in a new trailer for "Mockingjay - Part 1," the third film in "The Hunger Games" series.

August 03, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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Reality TV is the worst kind of TV

I remember watching the first season of Survivor in 2000. It was a new kind of television and seemed exciting. Television reviewers wondered if it would catch on. Little did they know how big reality TV would become. 14 years later, there are countless reality shows and entire networks devoted to the genre. It's too bad, really, because most of reality TV ignores the original mission of television: to entertain, to educate and to inform. It's time to be very choosy about the reality TV we watch. Here's why.

September 28, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to ruin you marriage with Facebook

Facebook was once a place to post how you were feeling and where you were going to spend your Saturdays.

September 27, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Nine ways to get home ready for winter

Beautiful fall colors mean changing temperatures and the looming arrival of winter. Get a head start on the shifting seasons by readying your home for less sunlight and more time spent indoors.

September 25, 2014 | By Elizabeth Reid KSL | Hot Topics


America wastes money; Americans don't?

Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar, according to a new Gallup poll, but Americans themselves aren't guilty of wastefulness - at least according to themselves.

September 25, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


Nine 'tips' on ready body language

We all use body language to support what we say and feel, whether we are conscious of it or not. Much body language is used without our conscious minds even being aware of it; that is why those who handle Human Resource matters and others who conduct interviews for a living have to be able to translate what they see others doing with their bodies, as well as what they are saying with their mouths. You may find the ability to accurately read body language very useful in your personal and professional life as well, so here are 9 tips ...

September 25, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Never-wed adults reach record high

The portion of American adults who have never married has reached a record high, according to a Pew Research Center report that says one-fifth or about 42 million people who are 25 and older have never said "I do."

September 25, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Why do kids have nicknames for parents?

Everyone in the family has a nickname.

September 24, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


A bucket list for believers

You only live once.

September 24, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Seven ways to not be ruled by lists

Lists can rule over us like dictators who sport perfectly coiffed hair, pterodactyl brooches and high heels. Many of us know what it's like to be governed by our own to-do lists, driving some of us to become "anti-list-ivists" who refuse to write anything down. This scenario, however, can be just as counterproductive as the other.

September 23, 2014 | By Davison Cheney FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Why do we love bad movies?

As a film student in the 1970s, producer David Latt reveled in the work of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

September 23, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Six new cereals you have to 'try'

As you shop for groceries you have probably noticed that all the big food companies are expanding their cereal options. Everything from quinoa to spelt, and beyond, is now being popped, puffed and popularized for your breakfast nutrition. In order to keep you up-to-date we'd like to offer a brief description of the 6 most recent cereal creations. Bon appetite!

September 23, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


20 life hacks to avoid burn out

Question: I am so stressed out that I'm falling apart physically. I'm sick, tired, worried and grouchy most of the time. In this state, I'm not the greatest parent and my marriage is struggling. The problem is I can't change my situation. I have to keep this job and I have to keep giving to my family. So how do I change my feelings, outlook and behavior when I'm stuck in this situation. My stress isn't going anywhere, so how do I handle it better?

September 23, 2014 | By Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics


Ebola patient lifts spirits with dance

FOYA, Liberia - The deadly outbreak of Ebola in several African countries has killed more than 1,000 people and shows no signs of slowing down in the immediate future. But one former Ebola patient is making others smile with his upbeat attitude and dance moves.

September 23, 2014 | By Josh Furlong KSL | Hot Topics


3-year-old breaks welcome ceremony protocol

Kathryn Waldvogel couldn't wait to see her family, and apparently her 3-year-old son Cooper couldn't wait to see his mom.

September 18, 2014 | Desert News Service | Hot Topics


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